cj - the stock R/T ride is ....uh ... firm. It is cool to be able to corner and brake without the car dipping and diving, but after a while on our Guam roads it kinda gets to you. I've heard that Yokohama tires are more soft riding, so I ordered a set. They also are supposed to quiet the ride, no more thump over small bumps. I'll let you all know how they are in reality. I'll save these Michelins until I get the car to the mainland and I can enjoy the "speed" rating they have.
otto - yep, you need a raise, as long as it doesn't raise car prices! And, you are indeed a semi, sorta, mostly, kinda expert factory rep to all of us here. Dang, haven't you noticed that I and others come to the forum and start whining for your advice? :-)